FENTON, MO (KPLR) - Fenton homeowner Chandler Vonderahe says he`s glad to be alive and now he owns the last house standing on Opps Lane after last year’s record flooding. Video captured his rescue as flood waters took over his Fenton childhood home next door to the flooded MSD waste treatment plant. Now he's still trying to figure out what`s next. Meanwhile, MSD says homeowners can take precautions for this week’s predicted rain especially since the ground is still saturated.
"Right now I'm just waiting for FEMA I think they are going to buy out the people in the flood plain. It's very devastating and unfortunate and good ole Mother Nature you can`t stop her. ‘said Vonderahe.
'Make sure your downspouts are pointed away from your homes foundation. If you have window wells make sure they are free of leaves and debris so they can drain properly. Make sure you're gutters are clear.' said LeComb.
Officials say the Fenton plant should fully operational by the end of April. Vonderahe is currently living with his mother in South County, he`s also looking a new properties and living near a flood plain is not part of the plan.